‘Huge demand’ for OPPO R9 means it’ll have a non-AMOLED version too


BBK twins OPPO and vivo have managed to dethrone Xiaomi from the #1 position in China (with help from Huawei). News is that demand for OPPO phones has reached a level where the company is finding it tough to meet them.

Specifically, it’s the OPPO R9 which seems to have struck a chord with the Chinese citizens. The phone ships with an AMOLED panel, and for that, OPPO relies on Samsung (like almost every other smartphone company shipping AMOLED phones). But, the demand means that OPPO have to look elsewhere for display panels.

JDI is where OPPO will be sourcing panels for the OPPO R9 now, which means there’ll be a variant with LCD panels — the OPPO R9km. While it might be a bit of a compromise for to-be buyers, they at least will not have to wait.

Previously: Xiaomi isn’t doing too well in China, courtesy OPPO, vivo and Huawei.

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22 Comments

  1. Renky89
    August 25, 2016

    I still don’t get why people buy oppo smartphones. Only their find series was good (great disain and specs) and it seems they killed it of after the find 9. Now they only make midrange iPhone clones and yet, they are doing better then ever… Supposedly.

    • Adam Nazifi
      August 25, 2016

      Maybe a lot of people want to buy iphone but cant afford instead they buy oppo

      • NextHype
        August 25, 2016

        There are plenty of iPhones rip off in China, most of which are cheaper than Oppo’s. So, choosing Oppo means more than just lookin for a rip off. Marketing is involved, device quality too.

        • Adam Nazifi
          August 25, 2016

          Yep i can confirm that, you see a lot of oppos phones on tv ads even before they unveil their phones

        • Wolvie
          August 26, 2016

          The thing that is not logical is Oppo products also not cheap at all. They are expensive. It is the power of those huge advertising i believe.

          People are still very easy to be manipulated via glamorous advertising shown on TV with pretty movie star etc LOL

          • NextHype
            August 26, 2016

            They’re not cheap but they’re waaaaay cheaper than iPhone.
            iPhone 6S is 2 times more expensive than Oppo R9 in China :

            iPhone 6S Plus 64GB = 6888 RMB (approx. $1035)
            Oppo R9 Plus 64GB = 3499 RMB (approx $524)

            Oppo’s marketing is efficient and their products are well built, no wonder why they’re the 2nd phone selling brand in China. Strong advertising for shitty products lead to bankruptcy, not success.

            • Mertinho
              August 26, 2016

              Not always, look at Razer.

            • NextHype
              August 26, 2016

              Razer ? The Razer that sell mice and keyboards ?
              I wasn’t aware they advertised their products. Are their products so lousy ?

            • Mertinho
              August 26, 2016

              They spend a lot on marketing to make people believe that Razer are the best company in the world and they make the best products. Take a look at any ad from their products, especially after 2013.
              You expect their products to be awesome, and they are until you start using them and it breaks after weeks. Their newer mices all use cheap switches and plastic, their keyboards all use, again, cheap switches from Kaihl and plastic.
              And i’m not even saying about their headsets and all “gamer” headsets in general, a lot of marketing involved and no good sound or build quality.

            • NextHype
              August 29, 2016

              Like every gamer article… it’s like the gamer is a stupid moron who doesn’t have time to get info instead of gaming and cannot evaluate the real price of any item : you can sell any crap to him, the crap only needs to be “black and fluo green” or have a “World of Warcraft” logo on it (or whatever MMO is hype atm).
              Maybe Razer are right, they’re making so much money selling mices for $75.

  2. Rob
    August 25, 2016

    For some it might be a ‘comprimise’ but I would still take a good lcd panel over an amoled display any day of the week. Seems more and more phones are coming out with amoled displays which makes getting a good phone with lcd ever more difficult.

  3. Guest
    August 25, 2016

    I still don’t get why people buy oppo smartphones. Only their find series was good (great disain and specs) and it seems they killed it of after the find 9. Now they only make midrange iPhone clones and yet, they are doing better then ever… Supposedly.

    • Adam Nazifi
      August 25, 2016

      Maybe a lot of people want to buy iphone but cant afford instead they buy oppo

    • NextHype
      August 25, 2016

      There are plenty of iPhones rip off in China, most of which are cheaper than Oppo’s. So, choosing Oppo means more than just lookin for a rip off. Marketing is involved, device quality too.

    • Adam Nazifi
      August 25, 2016

      Yep i can confirm that, you see a lot of oppos phones on tv ads even before they unveil their phones

    • Guest
      August 26, 2016

      The thing that is not logical is Oppo products also not cheap at all. They are expensive. It is the power of those huge advertising i believe.

      People are still very easy to be manipulated via glamorous advertising shown on TV with pretty movie star etc LOL

    • NextHype
      August 26, 2016

      They’re not cheap but they’re waaaaay cheaper than iPhone.
      iPhone 6S is 2 times more expensive than Oppo R9 in China :

      iPhone 6S Plus 64GB = 6888 RMB (approx. $1035)
      Oppo R9 Plus 64GB = 3499 RMB (approx $524)

      Oppo’s marketing is efficient and their products are well built, no wonder why they’re the 2nd phone selling brand in China. Strong advertising for shitty products lead to bankruptcy, not success.

    • Mertinho
      August 26, 2016

      Not always, look at Razer.

    • NextHype
      August 26, 2016

      Razer ? The Razer that sell mice and keyboards ?
      I wasn’t aware they advertised their products. Are their products so lousy ?

    • Mertinho
      August 26, 2016

      They spend a lot on marketing to make people believe that Razer are the best company in the world and they make the best products. Take a look at any ad from their products, especially after 2013.
      You expect their products to be awesome, and they are until you start using them and it breaks after weeks. Their newer mices all use cheap switches and plastic, their keyboards all use, again, cheap switches from Kaihl and plastic.
      And i’m not even saying about their headsets and all “gamer” headsets in general, a lot of marketing involved and no good sound or build quality.

    • NextHype
      August 29, 2016

      Like every gamer article… it’s like the gamer is a stupid moron who doesn’t have time to get info instead of gaming and cannot evaluate the real price of any item : you can sell any crap to him, the crap only needs to be “black and fluo green” or have a “World of Warcraft” logo on it (or whatever MMO is hype atm).
      Maybe Razer are right, they’re making so much money selling mices for $75.

  4. Rob
    August 25, 2016

    For some it might be a ‘comprimise’ but I would still take a good lcd panel over an amoled display any day of the week. Seems more and more phones are coming out with amoled displays which makes getting a good phone with lcd ever more difficult.